4 miles
Distance
1,449 ft
Climb
-1,451 ft
Descent
1,314 ft
High Point

A great loop for riders looking for some variety or to extend their normal ride.

This largely intermediate (grade 3) loop descends from the summit down Upper Leaping Lizard and the easier top portion of Leaping Lizard into the south west corner of the park. It then traverses on Supa Kanuka before climbing back to the summit via Aratihi.

Estimated riding time of 30 to 45 minutes depending on fitness and skill level.

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Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
More Stats for Makara Peak: South West Intermediate Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    761 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,314 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,312 ft
  • Grade
    -0.014%
  • Grade max
    -54.049%
  • Grade min
    65.019%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,330 ft
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Trail Conditions
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
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Leaping Lizard Trail, Wellington, NZ (static cam)
Leaping Lizard Trail, Wellington, NZ (static cam)
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Oct 12, 2018
Leaping Lizard Trail, Wellington, NZ (static cam)
Leaping Lizard Trail, Wellington, NZ (static cam)
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Makara ULL Transit   Cold not Ugly
Makara ULL Transit Cold not Ugly
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

traildateconditiondescription
Leaping Lizard
Dec 10, 2018 @ 3:19pm
2 days
Aratihi
Dec 8, 2018 @ 12:29pm
Dec 8, 2018
Upper Leaping Lizard
Dec 8, 2018 @ 12:29pm
Dec 8, 2018
Supa Kanuka
Dec 8, 2018 @ 12:29pm
Dec 8, 2018
Tower 16 Connector
Sep 15, 2018 @ 12:00pm
Sep 15, 2018
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